I am moving all my apps and files from a 13" MacBook Pro to a new 16" MacBook Pro. I decided not to use Migration Assistant. I want a fresh install of everything. This is what I think the process would be. Please let me know if I am right — or if there is a step i can omit or a step I need to add. Thanks.
Empty the INBOX folder from the Finder on the old computer into DEVONthink 3.
Sync the old Mac, iPhone and iPad — and turn them off.
Install DEVONthink 3 on the new comput4er — and do the initial set up.
Move the databases from the old computer to the new computer.
Open all the databases on the new computer and sync.
I would recommend to copy the complete folder ~/Library/Application Support/DEVONthink 3 from the old computer to the new one. This folder contains the global inbox, global smart groups/rules, favorites etc.
Hi, I am not too literate here but have a new MacBook pro and would like to move just the Devonthink 3 and its data base to the new computer from my Mac air. How do I do this? Thank you. Fresh start, not transferring everything so cannot use Migration Assistant. Simple directions much appreciated. Thank you!
Jim, are these instructions still valid, or has any of the inner workings moved? Obviously I have no trouble transferring my databases, but I’d like the settings and especially all my smart rules to remain intact. The seat won’t transfer automatically, I presume?
I used the information you provided in this chain to install (clean) DT3 on a new MacMini (M1). I am now preparing my old MacBook Pro for trade in. I see that DTSync.dtCloud is on my older computer, but not on the new one. The Date Modified for the file is 6/22/18. Do I still need this file, or is the fact that I transferred everything according to your instructions sufficient?
Thanks for your help and great product. I spend my workdays in DT3.
The date modified for the file is 6/22/18. If I had been using it, wouldn’t I see a later modified date? I just upgraded to the Mini in the last two weeks and was using the MBP as my primary computer until the end of November. All the databases are on it as well as on my iPad Pro.
BTW Sync on my iPad shows iCloud as the location. I recall looking into this issue several years ago, but have been too busy to keep up with the device/technical side of my work. I seem to recall reading one of your posts regarding online storage of the DTSync and may have followed up on that. June 2018 probably would have been about right for that.
Hi Jim, I am also transferring my database from an old MBP to a new one, but also sync to phone and iPad using iCloud sync store. Would this still be the best way of migrating the database would this be the best way to to that (am also doing a clean install without the migration assistant)?
Sync all your databases.
Uncheck iCloud sync from preference.
Get an external drive.
copy the folder where all your databases are in, then paste it to the external drive then when you have installed a fresh DT just drag the folder containing the databases and drop it where the DT databases reside.
Open each database then check sync from preference .